10 Thaats of Hindustani Classical Music
- In a layman’s language to define, a Thaat is like a category under which there could be number of Raags.
- A Thaat is a sequential set of seven out of 12 notes.
- A Thaat will always have only seven different notes – either in their shuddh (natural) form or in their vikrit (moulded) form.
- In Indian classical music, there are 32 Thaats, but following 10 Thaats are more prevalent.
- Vikrit Swars are shown below in Red colour.
- Notes written in Capitals are ‘Shuddh Swars’ and those written in Smalls are ‘Komal Swars’. # sign is for Tivr Madhyam.
Thaat Bilawal – S | R | G | M | P | D | N
Thaat Kalyan – S | R | G | M# | P | D | N
Thaat Khamaj – S | R | G | M | P | D | n
Thaat Bhairav – S | r | G | M | P | d | N
Thaat Marwa – S | r | G | M# | P | D | N
Thaat Kafi – S | R | g | M | P | D | n
Thaat Poorvi – S | r | G | M# | P | d | N
Thaat Asavari – S | R | g | M | P | d | n
Thaat Bhairavi – S | r | g | M | P | d | n
Thaat Todi – S | r | g | M# | P | d | N